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Discussion on: Time to Say Goodbye to Google Fonts

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There are an another cons with the self hosting approach. The total resource cost is more, if we're hosting the same content as someone else. (Well CDNs do this too, but that's their job)
The "global-font-bandwidth" (environmental footprint) is bigger because of the new caching policies, but same in the self hosted and in google hosted scenario (or smaller until every browser has the feature). You have to update the self hosted data regularly if something you need fixed or added in them.
And I don't see any pros. As already discussed, the UX benefits are questionable (if they exist at all). Well, thank you anyway.